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Cranbrook Careers and Post-Secondary Education Event to Match Job Seekers with Employers

A generation of employees reaching retirement age, technical and social changes mean job openings at all levels that employers are struggling to fill.

Businesses and industries in most sectors are affected to a large extent by labor shortages.

At the same time, the challenges for young job seekers to find meaningful employment are greater than they have ever been.

Connecting young people looking for work with employers who need it is one of the challenges facing the labor market today.

Whether you’re looking to enter the workforce, change careers, or are an employer looking to fill those staffing gaps, the September 8 Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education event is the first step to take. .

The event, scheduled for Thursday, September 8 at the Cranbrook Center for History, is not just for young people, of course, but for job seekers of all ages – those looking for a career change, eager to re-entering the job market, or even taking courses to improve or acquire new skills. This is for anyone looking for a job, looking for a career change, looking for educational options.

The British Columbia Labor Market Outlook (2018) predicts that there will be 903,000 job creations by 2028. This includes the creation of 288,000 new jobs due to economic growth and the need to replace 615,000 workers who will leave the labor market permanently, mainly due to retirement.

On the supply side, young people entering the workforce (BC residents age 29 or younger entering the labor market) are expected to fill 50% of future job openings.

The Cranbrook event is part of a series of career and post-secondary education events hosted by Black Press Media across British Columbia. Here in the Kootenays, you can expect to encounter employer representatives offering career choices in health services, hospitality and tourism, insurance and finance, trades, resource industries and large and small businesses in Cranbrook, the Kootenays and all of British Columbia.

Additionally, given that it is expected that 77% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training, educational institutions such as Discovery Community College, College of the Rockies, Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Services and many more will be on hand to answer questions and describe opportunities.

The Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education event will provide everyone with an up-close view of the career and education opportunities available to everyone. Employers, meet your new employees. Workers, get ready to discover a new career.

The event will take place at the Cranbrook History Centre, 57 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, BC, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Young people should come to the job fair prepared to discuss their work and volunteer history, accomplishments and awards, skills and certificates.

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